Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Feel Like Entering Some Writing Contests?

Here's a terrific site with a bunch of contests with nice prizes:

Creative Writing Contests


The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2007 Colorado Gold Writing Contest includes a "speculative fiction" category. While the cash prize is not huge ($100), and there is an entry fee ($25), the final judge is promised to be an acquiring agent or editor who works with the genre.


E.M. Koeppel $1,100 Short Fiction Award:

First Place Award: $1,100.
Editors' Choices: $100 each.
Maximum Length: 3,000 words. Stories must be unpublished.
Annual Submission Period: Between Oct. 1 and April 30. (Postmark Deadline, April 30)
Award winning fiction writers are the judges.
No limit on number of stories entered by any one writer.


Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

First Prize: $1,000
Second and Third Prizes: $500
$10 entry fee. Postmark between May 1 and May 15


L Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future
No entry fee. SF/F stories of up to 17K words.
Deadline for this cycle approaches: March 31, 2007


12th Annual PARSEC Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story Contest
Holly Lisle is one of the judges. Stories up to 3500 words.
April 15 postmark deadline. FIRST PRIZE: $200.00 No entry fee.


Wanna write short? Then this: Whim's Place Flash Fiction Contest

First Place $250; Second Place $150 ;
Third Place $100; 5 Honorable Mentions $50 each
Entry fee: $5

Current deadline: March 30 (But another quarter's contest begins right after)


And, of course, the second annual DKA Fiction Contest.
$5 entry fee
$60.00 first prize + publication + writing software from Jeff Gerke
Deadline: April 10, 2007
Themes: New life or Secrets
Length: 1,500 to 4,000 words
Must be speculative fiction (science fiction/fantasy)


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